2000 Olympic Champion Brandon Slay to Speak at Central College in Pella Iowa

By Larry Happel | Oct. 18, 2001, 12 a.m. (ET)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 17, 2001 Contact: Larry Happel (641) 628-5278 happell@central.edu Olympic medalist Slay speaks at Central PELLA-U.S. Olympic gold medalist wrestler Brandon Slay will speak at Central College Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. in P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium. Slay's appearance is being sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapters at Central and at Pella High School, and by the Central wrestling team. Slay will speak about his Olympic experiences and his Christian faith. The event is free and open to the public. Slay won the 167.5-pound wrestling title at the 2000 Olympics in Australia. The Amarillo, Tex. native was a two-time all-American and four-time NCAA tournament qualifier at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating from Penn's Wharton School with a degree in economics in 1998. After originally planning a career in business, Slay returned to Amarillo after the Olympics and co-founded Greater Gold, an organization created to teach youth about a "new way to win" through the Christian faith. Slay uses wrestling and athletic clinics, public speaking engagements and the Greater Gold web site (www.greatergold.com) as teaching opportunities. "I feel so humbled and honored to have to opportunity to speak to our nation's future," Slay said.